Product Manager
takealot.com
Cape Town, South Africa
5d ago

South Africa’s leading online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Product Manager to join our Product Discovery team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us!

Think you’ve been challenged before? Think again!

  • Scale : Over 2.5 million happy shoppers shop online on takealot.com. Show them what you can do.
  • Learn : We work with the best of the best, and then some. Code alongside industry leaders and upskill in record time.
  • Grow : Expand your career in the fast-growing Takealot Group : takealot.com, Superbalist.com and Mr D Food. We like to promote from within : Here’s your chance.
  • Who’s who in the tech space

    This position reports to the Head of Product.

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it :

  • Building the vision and roadmap for the Takealot product discovery portfolio with a special emphasis on the Takealot Android and iOS mobile applications.
  • Working cross-functionally with engineering, design, operations, and executive teams to bring about product enhancements that will improve our frontend experiences.
  • Working with business owners to understand their strategy, requirements, and priorities in order to translate their needs into projects for frontend engineering teams.
  • Defining / tracking the metrics and data that will inform all decisions on frontend features and functionality.
  • Analyzing and understanding project scope and core objectives through workshops with stakeholders to define business requirements.
  • Eliciting low-level functional requirements and documenting these requirements such that detailed technical specifications can be compiled by engineering teams.
  • Collaborate with technical lead and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs.
  • Evolve appropriate Product Management practices for a responsive, dynamic environment to foster effective execution to commitments.
  • Be proactive in ensuring that the engineering and QA teams understand the requirements by facilitating backlog grooming and sprint planning sessions and initiating functional clarification sessions where needed.
  • Set timelines, drive project schedules and lead cross-functional development teams from design through to release.
  • Review the test plan and test scripts to ensure quality and coverage.
  • Performing user acceptance testing.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the mobile app space.
  • The skills we need :

  • Must have a proven track record of execution and have the ability to formulate a detailed product roadmap and to execute on that plan.
  • Ability to wear multiple hats to guide junior product managers, business analysts, UX experts, and engineering to deliver world-class products.
  • Be solution-oriented, accountable, highly-motivated and have a robust personality.
  • The ability to take initiative in ambiguous situations, by identifying critical problems and driving solutions.
  • Data-driven decision making.
  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Attention to detail
  • An avid customer advocate
  • Qualifications & Experience :

  • Bachelor's Degree or Advanced Diploma in a related field and a minimum of 3 to 5 years Product Management experience, of which a minimum of 2 years experience in a Product Development environment is required.
  • In the event that a candidate does not have a Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma in a related field, an equivalent experience requirement must be met, which equates to a minimum of 6 years of Product Management experience, of which a minimum of 2 years experience in a Product Development environment is required.
  • Experience in an e-commerce environment or in a mobile app-based environment would be an advantage.
  • Let’s talk about life Takealot Group

  • The power is in your hands : We offer a market-related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs.
  • Go on, be the master of your own destiny.

  • No doors : We aren’t fans of stuffy offices or siloed work environments. See someone you like? High five, collab and make something great.
  • Remote working : Love water cooler chats and working from home? Takealot.com offers a hybrid working model for the best of both worlds.
  • Mentorship programme : We aren’t kidding when we say the people with the best people win. Now’s your chance to be one of the best, by learning from the best.
  • Naspers Tech Community & Online Learning : Share ideas and grow with global industry leaders who are all just a Slack message away.
  • Love to learn? Up-skill with free access to courses on MyAcademy, Udacity, Coursera and more.

  • Good times : Get to know the other extraordinary minds at takealot.com during regular social events and out-of-office activities (think hikes, think mini golf, think good times).
  • Staff discount . Millions of products across 28 departments. What more could you ask for?
  • Birthday leave : Cake Day all the way. Enjoy your day off - you deserve it.
  • Right tools, right job : Mac or Windows, two monitors or one. Whatever your preference, you’ll work on the latest tech, off the latest tech.
  • Help when you need it most : Confidential counselling, legal support and financial guidance, for free, anytime, anywhere.
  • Tech stack (for days) : ReactJS, Python, Scala, Kotlin, Swift, Google Cloud, Kafka, Redis, Kubernetes and all things machine learning.
  • If you build it, they will come.

  • Free parking : No more 5km fun runs to your desk (unless you want to).
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